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Grateful Dead Live at Dream Bowl on 1969-02-22

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Grateful Dead Live at Dream Bowl on 1969-02-22

Set 1

Dupree's Diamond Blues-> Mountains Of The Moon-> Dark Star-> Cryptical Envelopment-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopment-> Death Don't Have No Mercy

Set 2

Doin' That Rag-> Saint Stephen-> The Eleven-> Turn On Your Love Light

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Dream Bowl
Location Vallejo, CA

Source SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat (44.1k)
Lineage Dat (Sony R500) -> Tascam SS-R05 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


-- Thanks To David Gans and Dick Latvala for the Dat
-- Thanks to Bob Menke for the patch source
-- Tape flip in Death Don't Have No Mercy cleaned up with crossfade
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help pitch correcting the patch source


Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 24, 2016
Subject: Jelly roll drive you stone mad...

Every tune here at the zenith of performance
and dripping psychedelic.
Reviewer: gr8fuldad73 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 2, 2015
Subject: Dream bowl 69'
Stellar dead!!!
Reviewer: barreramusic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 7, 2015
Subject: Phil and Friends 2/6/15
apparently Phil Lesh and friends duplicated the setlist of 2/22/69, plus great choices for the encore. Can't wait to see the 1970 celebration tonight in the Grate Room. I hope for a great acoustic run of tunes in the mix. Very excited about this!
Reviewer: Chris U. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 15, 2014
Subject: Another great one
Not the furthest out versions of any of these tunes but really solidly played and inspired. The Eleven, in particular, really shines with Bobby and the rest of the band keeping the momentum going whenever Jerry pauses between phrases (an amazingly infrequent occurrence).
Reviewer: DMTrue13 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 25, 2013
Subject: S G ?
Great dark star despite a little lyrical flub. Jerry's playing and tone are awesome. is this when he played a Gibsons SG? anyway all around trippy and good.
Reviewer: hampton87 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 25, 2013
Subject: 1969
wow. i have been watching youtube 72-78 lately and have forgotten how good they were in 69. jerry's guitar sounds soooooo good...3.54 stars????...i do not think so. at worst 4.99879 stars....even the muffled recording on archive is great but Dick>Charlie has given us a gem

"won't you people
get off your butt and
do something righteous
find a little girl
get next to each other
reach over your shoulder
touch somebody
ain't no way to slow down now
get your hands out of your pocket
momma told me that would make you crazy..."Pig!
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 21, 2013
Subject: --
Incredible follow-up to the night before, both on an equal par as far as performance is concerned.

I, too, am a big champion of Mountains of the Moon - that *exquisite* transition they worked on into Dark Star is such delicate psychedelia - absolutely no other band explored this space in this way - it's cold, fragile, lovely....

...and check out the St Stephen right on the heels of the vocal coda in Rag...

...AND, the mad energy of Lovelight - they got that crowd in a total delirium!

The Dream Bowl shows hold their own just fine against the Fillmore masterpieces of the next week. No complaints, just a happy deadhead here!
Reviewer: ms42466 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 30, 2012
Subject: 11,2 much !!!
11 ,2 much 4 wordz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: sharkmanlpn - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 27, 2012
Subject: Insane
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 22, 2012
Subject: Certainly up to par.
Great recording as well.
Reviewer: rschwz28 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 14, 2012
Subject: top 10
To say that this is a top ten show of '69 means that it is a top ten show of all time, imho.

Talk all you want about a '70-this show or an '80-that show, but come on! This was five nights before they played the Dark Star/St. Stephen and one month after the Eleven and Lovelight on Live/Dead. Five billion stars.
Reviewer: donnyraindog - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 28, 2011
Subject: Mountains of the moon
Oh my,
Wonderful show ,perfect set list and Charlie Millers magic with the sound! I'll never understand why Mountains of the Moon was dropped after so few preformances, an anglo-irish folk ballad on acid Garcia knew he and Humter had created a gem .I am sure in some realm of a higher reality Tom Banjo and the Marsh Queens Daughter are together.
thanks to Charlie and everyone else that enrichs our lifes with these gifts!
Reviewer: falomarcdawg - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 27, 2011
Subject: Can you hear me now?
A lot is being said about the sound quality being improved. This version is the first I ever heard so I have nothing to compare it to. Working my way through the Dead Archive and me the Dead is like wine...I know what I like and it gets better with age and this is a great harvest from a vintage year. It is simple yet bold, and has a strong finish. I give it 3.54 stars.
Reviewer: - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 7, 2011
Subject: Smokin' '69
A smoking hot show with great fidelity. A must listen show.
Reviewer: Joshua_me - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 6, 2011
Subject: *Astonishing* Upgrade !
I don't know how many times I can thank you, Charlie....

This is perfect "coming down on a Sunday morning" music... The last tape of the night/morning....

Fantastic stuff.
Reviewer: Direwolfman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 5, 2011
Subject: nice upgrade
Mr Miller has done it again-this recording is avast improvement previous archive versions. Thank you Charlie for making this version come alive again.
Reviewer: uncle nick - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 4, 2011
Subject: Wonderful!
Whoo Hoo, this is an amazing recording! thanks to ALL involved in making this recording sound so clear and dynamic!
Reviewer: Dylan M - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 3, 2011
Subject: Thank you.
Had this recording for years. So happy for the upgrade.

Jam between Mountains into Dark Star is haunting and given new resonance with this transfer.

Primal Dead, obviously. Definitely one of the top 10 of 1969. Just as good imho as the famed Fillmore West run a week later.

100 points!
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 3, 2011
Subject: woohoo!
much, much thanks to Charlie Miller for this amazing upgrade! the sound on this show is infinitely improved, there is virtually no hiss, wonderfully clear instrument separation, and even Phil's annoying bass distortion during Dark Star has been removed. if this isn't one of the best of '69 already, it sure is now...
Reviewer: amishman0002 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 2, 2011
Subject: This is amazing!
What a fantastic recording! The Dark Star is one of my favorites from any year. I am so grateful to be able to listen to this crisp clean version. Thank you to all involved.
Reviewer: Cliff Hucker - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 2, 2011
Subject: I've been waiting for this!
This newly sourced remaster is a tremendous improvement over the Owen Brothers and Matt Vernon transfers of this amazing performance, both of which were quite muddy sounding.

Crystal clear and brilliant (just listen to the pristine Mountains of the Moon), this upgraded source is most welcomed and has transformed what was once a rather dull recording of an epic performance, into a top-ten show of 1969. (99 pts)
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